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UN CC:Learn Releases Guidance on Climate Change Learning Strategies

UN CC:Learn25 February 2014: The One UN Training Services Platform on Climate Change, UN CC:Learn, has published a 'Guidance Note for Developing a National Climate Change Learning Strategy,' which aims to provide methodological and organizational guidance to countries that wish to develop national climate change learning strategies.

The guidance note is based on the 2011-2013 pilot implementation phase of the UN CC:Learn's programme to 'Strengthen Human Resources, Learning and Skills Development' and builds on five national UN CC:Learn projects to 'Strengthen Human Resource Capacities and Skills to Address Climate Change.'

Over 50 countries have expressed interest in developing a national climate change learning strategy. In addition, the Doha Work Programme of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) mandates countries to prepare national strategies on UNFCCC Article 6 (education, training and public awareness).

The note is divided into three main sections which: explain the purpose and objectives of a climate change learning strategy; outline the main steps in developing a climate change learning strategy; and contain a practical guide for developing a national climate change learning strategy, including suggestions for specific activities, as well as logistical and organizational considerations.

UN CC:Learn is a One UN partnership involving 33 organizations that supports countries in designing and implementing results-oriented and sustainable learning to address climate change. The Secretariat for UN CC:Learn is hosted by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). [Publication: Guidance Note for Developing a National Climate Change Learning Strategy] [UNITAR Press Release]